ITEM 12018

3-Panel Mourning Cape or Head cloth

Paiwan People, Taiwan
19th-early 20th Century
Ramie, wool
34 x 24 in / 86 x 61 cm

Such cloths as these were woven for use in funerary ceremonies. There is a spiritual quality to the open field which shares an aesthetic kinship with the celebrated beauty of the Aymara weavings of Bolivia.